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Happy Valentine's Day to me... not.
Felt like crap when I got up this morning. Stomach has been a little queasy for a day or two, and yesterday I felt like my throat & chest were tight, like it was a bit of work to breathe, and I was wheezing a little. Today was only worse... and the coughing started.

Coughing + nausea = a very unHappy person

I'm in the middle of a 12 day work block - on Day 8, actually. I've been burning the candle at both ends lately. Since Jan 2nd, I've only had 6/43 off (roughly 1 day per week, although there were some 13 day stretches, and some two 2 days in a row off in there). My next day off is Feb 19th, and then I leave on vacation Feb 25th - Mar 5th. Or that was the plan.

Managed to make it through the day, just by the skin of my teeth. Luckily, only 3 patients showed up this morning, and then only 1 of my afternoon patients. Picked up 2 from the other doc, but luckily it was slow. And that was almost more than I could handle. By the end of the day, I had been having intermittent chills, a few mild dizzy spells, my hands were freezing, my skin was crawling.

Drove the 35 miles home with the heater blasted on full, which seemed to heat my skin a little, but not anything below the surface. Dragged myself up the stairs, took my temp - almost 101 F. No wonder I had chills.

Called work tomorrow, let them know that unless there is a miracle, I won't be in. I usually need to be at least 24 hours without a fever before I go back to work, otherwise I worry about either a) getting other people sick, or b) having a relapse.

Happy, happy day... not.

*wraps comforter around shoulders*
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sorcha5 From: sorcha5 Date: February 15th, 2006 03:53 am (UTC) (Link)
((hugs)) hope you feel better soon. It sucks to be sick..and your scheduling sounds more than exhaustive!
Not sure where you live but the same exact symptoms/ills are going around where I live. I had same symptoms today and left work. Also highly unusual as my patients are four legged variety instead of what sounds to be your two legged version.
bliss_ From: bliss_ Date: February 15th, 2006 04:44 am (UTC) (Link)
I hope you start to feel better. Just rest and drink lots of fluids.
queenydiva From: queenydiva Date: February 15th, 2006 06:17 am (UTC) (Link)
Awwww. *sends cyber-hugs*
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